[ltp] Thinkpads and XKB - keyboard geometry
Sun, 25 May 2003 15:48:07 -0400
Has anyone spent any effort figuring out the most suitable Xkb layout for a
I'd like to have/make a keyboard layout that allows for easy use creation
of accented or other symbols without being silly. In my system (Mandrake
9.1) I have the keyboard set to us_intl. This allows typing of the two
characters "^" and "o" to give ô, but the mapping should be smart enough to
know that typing "^M" should give "^M" since there's no such character as
circumflex-M. Windows can do that, why shouldn't X be able to?
Then there's the issue of the geometry. Thinkpads (and most laptops) don't
have all the keys of a regular 105-key keyboard -- the "windows" keys
aren't there. Yet there are other keys (the "thinkpad" key and the two keys
on either side of the "up"key. If these keys send scancodes we should be
able to use them.
Has anyone tried to do customization of the Xkb setup for Thinkpads?
Failing that, documentation on rolling one's own may be in order.